Thursday, November 29, 2007

Leading Irish novelist and screenwriter backs TLMP

More support this week for The Liverpool Mural Project from leading Irish novelist and screenwriter Ronan Bennett, who contacted the website to back our plans for Liverpool in 2008. Bennett was brought up in Belfast. He is the author of four novels, including the hugely acclaimed The Catastrophist (short listed for the Whitbread Novel Award) and Havoc, in Its Third Year (winner of the Irish Novel of the Year and long listed for both the Booker Prize and the IMPAC award). He has also written screenplays for film and television. His latest novel Zugzwang was serialised weekly in the Observer in 2006. Ronan Bennett lives in London with his family and contributes regularly to the British and Irish press.

'The Belfast murals are examples of the most vivid, dynamic and democratic kind of art. I would like to offer my support to the art and the artists in their plans to work with people in Liverpool to start an equally vibrant mural tradition there.'

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